After 20 years of providing the latest riding info sprinkled with localized flavor, Midwest Motorcyclist will no longer be found on the counter at your local dealer. Like so many in the world of print magazines, the time had come to let the ink dry for good. Luckily, Random Ramblings of a Rarebird appears in the final issue, in an unintentionally poignant article. I’d like to thank Ray Peabody and Midwest Motorcyclist for taking a chance on an unknown writer trying to get back into the game. I was given space for a regular column in the magazine, which afforded many opportunities get “behind the scenes” and hang with some terrific folks in the motorcycle industry. Midwest Motorcyclist even showcased my photography on several covers- a thrill that will last a lifetime. It’s been an awesome ride, and I’ve appreciated every opportunity- what a blast!
The spirit of the Midwest Motorcyclist magazine will live on in blog format at Midwestmotorcyclist.com, and include archival access to many of the original issues. Ray’s been riding and sharing for a long time, so be sure to stop by and see what up to!
Thanks again to Ray, Midwest Motorcyclist, and all of you who followed my column, and especially thanks for your feedback through the years. Keep your eyes peeled- I’m hoping Random Ramblings of a Rarebird will be back in print, somewhere, in the near future.
Stay safe, and I’ll see you on the road!
Somehow I overlooked sharing my latest article here- and, in my opinion, it’s an important one! As you peruse the December issue, be sure to check out the article on my friends at Sub Zero Mission, and see if there might be a way to help ’em out. Plenty more great stuff to read in the Midwest Motorcyclist archives while you’re there, help you get through remains of winter.
Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you on the road!
Check out the latest issue from our friends at Midwest Motorcyclist, hot off the… er… servers? Well, maybe still “the presses”, if you’re a lucky reader of the “old school” print version. This issue is complete with my latest Ramblings, roughly formulated while rolling a new H-D Trike. You can find my streams of consciousness amidst the more organized prose of my fellow motowriters at Midwest Motorcyclist.
For years I’ve considered a website dedicated to local travels, but I’ve had an issue with dedicating the time to making it happen- and, If I’m honest, the idea has been more than a little intimidating as well. Mark Twain wisely said “The secret of getting ahead is just getting started.”, words that made me decide the dream is worth investing the time. So a few weeks ago I began quietly creating the site and filling the pages. Now the time has finally come to shout it to the world; Ride Local Dream Global lives at RideLocalDreamGlobal.com! We can also be found on Instagram at RideLocalDreamGlobal, Ride Local Dream Global on facebook, and twitter @RidLclDreamGlbl.
I plan to keep my Random Ramblings happening here, but I’m hoping to have much more to share at Ride Local Dream Global. A smattering of words mixed with colorful pictures, maybe even video. Motorbikes, cars, goofy attractions, and more. Time will tell what direction things take, if they happen to go a specific direction at all. If you have some time, stop by and let me know what you think. If you like what you see, please spread the word. If it’s not your thing, that’s cool too- thanks for checking us out just the same. Now I’ve got to get back to it!
The mind dreams of epic journeys, but the spirit still sings gloriously on simple voyages close to home.
April issue of Midwest Motorcyclist online now, sharing my first experience on an electric motorbike- as well as plenty more for your entertainment. Enjoy!